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Fisichella talks about race and championship

By Renault F1
October 16 2005

Mild Seven Renault F1 driver Giancarlo Fisichella talks about securing 4th place in todays race at China and winning the constructors championship. Fisi drove a solid race and was set for a podium finish until he had a drive through penalty which allowed Ralph Schumacher to go through Giancarlo Fisichella, 4th position
I am so happy for the whole team, because we are now champions of the world. That was our target today, and we did the best possible. I enjoyed the race, because the car balance was fantastic and I could keep the McLarens behind easily in the first stint. I was just managing my pace at the start, driving within the limits to let Fernando build a good lead, and I was still in a strong position when the FIA penalised me. I don’t know why, because Raikkonen did the same in Belgium and nothing happened to him, and it was a shame not to be able to celebrate on the podium with Fernando and Flavio. Overall, this has been a fantastic year for me, my best in F1. I have won a race, scored podiums and helped the team to be world champions. I bounced back strongly after the criticism last weekend, and this is the best fourth place of my life.

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